Looking for a fat all mountain / pow ski for this season and have narrowed it down to these two: Armada ARV 116 and the Moment Wildcat.
I’m 6’0”, 180lbs, and a pretty aggressive skier. I live on the east coast but get most of my ski days out west each year (15-20). I’d like a ski that is geared towards the deep days we dream about but can still hold its own on groomers, through crud and bumps, and even on the crunchiest days back East (even though I’ll generally defer to my Rangers in those conditions).
I spent a few deep days last season on 192 JJ’s and fell in love. They were snappy, playful, and absolutely ripped pow even when things got pretty skied off. I even loved them on my late afternoon groomer laps to close out the day. I’d be all in on the JJ if I hadn’t heard such great things about the Wildcat...
I’m concerned that I am a little jaded when it comes to my experience on the JJs because I skied them in such perfect conditions. I worry that they might be a little too soft for a daily driver that I may use in the northeast. Would the Wildcat be a slightly more robust charger that will be more fun on hardback and all over the mountain?
If anyone’s been on both and could provide a comparison, that’d be ideal, but any advise would be much appreciated.
Also looking for sizing advice. Like I mentioned, I skied the 192 JJ, but am considering the 185 (or 184 for the Wildcat) to make it a little more manageable when I’m not taking wide open pow turns.
Let me know!